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Sorry, New Insurgent Poster, You Can’t Make Me Think You’re a John Woo Movie



If I knew nothing about the movie Insurgent, and saw just the poster above and the new Superbowl trailer (embedded below), I would think this was going to be a must-see movie, clearly aping The Matrix, the John Woo and anime films that inspired The Matrix, and all the glass-breaking from Wanted (i.e. the best part).

Unfortunately for Insurgent, I saw Divergent. Most of us did. And nothing in that movie leads me to believe a sequel will be awesome.

The real heroes here are the folks in the marketing department. Talk about underdogs struggling against the odds.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist